RIP, Rose

I was very sorry to read today that Rose Robertson has died. Rose was the powerhouse behind Parents Enquiry, which, as the obituary says, was:

Britain’s first helpline to advise and support parents and their lesbian, gay and bisexual children, which she ran from her home in Catford, south-east London, for three decades.

I met Rose a number of times when I was working for a gay counselling organisation back in the 1970s, and I liked her very much. She was a warm, but no-nonsense sort of woman; a person whom you instinctively felt you could trust and depend upon. She did a lot of good work. Thank you, Rose.

About Geoff Coupe

I'm a British citizen, although I have lived and worked in the Netherlands since 1983. I came here on a three year assignment, but fell in love with the country, and one Dutchman in particular, and so have stayed here ever since. On the 13th December 2006 I also became a Dutch citizen.
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